Social Media seriously harm your mental health.

Social Media seriously harm your mental health.

Social Media seriously harm your mental health.

Social media seriously harm your mental health in several ways from several perspectives. In a matter of fact social media is helpful, however under one condition: if used right.

As current researches have been conducted and indicates that negative impacts tends to increase and overcome the positive ones. Social media users try to connect and create friendships with others, they also confront cyberbullying, trolls, toxic comparisons, sleep deprivation, and less frequent face-to-face interactions, to name a few. Which all impacts mental health.

 

Here is how social media seriously harm your mental health:

 

  • It is addictive

Internet addiction is a real thing. A review study from Nottingham Trent University looked back over earlier research on the psychological characteristics, personality and social media use. The authors conclude that “it may be plausible to speak specifically of ‘Facebook Addiction Disorder’…because addiction criteria, such as neglect of personal life, mental preoccupation, escapism, mood modifying experiences, tolerance and concealing the addictive behavior, appear to be present in some people who use [social networks] excessively.

  • Making comparisons

Though many teens know that their peers share only their highlight reels on social media, it’s very difficult to avoid making comparisons. Everything from physical appearance to life circumstances to perceived successes and failures are under a microscope on social media.

 

  • Having too many fake friends

Even with privacy settings in place, teens can collect thousands of friends through friends of friends on social media. The more people on the friend list, the more people have access to screenshot photos, Snaps, and updates and use them for other purposes. There is no privacy on social media.

 

  • Wasting time

People tend to spend half their day on social media neglecting their responsibilities which results in low productivity due to the strong distraction social media tends to throw.

Daily Planning 

In order to maintain healthy mindset, distractions must be eliminated. Therefore, planing how your day will go is a good idea to keep track of your social media use. In addition to create a habit which gets you productive.

 

You can also know more about the best mental health books, on :

https://www.chillsouls.com/2019/11/13/mental-health-books/

 

 

 

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